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40 Of The Most Common Unconscious Biases That Can Lead To Bad Decision Making [Cool Infographic]

These most common unconscious biases can unknowingly influence our thinking and prevent us from making the best-decision. We often resort to preconceived opinions, but few of us even know they exist. Please avoid these instinctive behavioural biases by verifying facts you’re given.

40 Of The Most Common Unconscious Biases That Can Lead To Bad Decision-Making

  1. Availability heuristic bias.
  2. Attentional bias.
  3. Bandwagon effect.
  4. Belief bias.
  5. Blind-spot bias.
  6. Confirmation bias.
  7. Choice-supportive bias.
  8. Clustering illusion.
  9. Conservatism bias.
  10. Cross-race effect bias.
  11. Egocentric bias.
  12. Empathy gap.
  13. Familiarity bias.
  14. First-impression bias.
  15. Hindsight bias.
  16. Illusion of control bias.
  17. Illusion of validity bias.
  18. Illusory of truth bias.
  19. Illusory superiority bias.
  20. Information bias.
  21. Negativity bias.
  22. Ostrich effect.
  23. Overconfidence bias.
  24. Outcome bias.
  25. Placebo effect.
  26. Personification bias.
  27. Pro-innovation bias.
  28. Regret aversion bias.
  29. Restraint bias.
  30. Rush-to-solve bias.
  31. Self-attribution bias.
  32. Selective perception.
  33. Stereotypical bias.
  34. Survivorship bias.
  35. System justification.
  36. Time-saving bias.
  37. Trend-chasing bias.
  38. Worse-than-average effect.
  39. Zero-risk bias.
  40. Zero-sum bias.

40 Of The Most Common Unconscious Biases That Can Lead To Bad Decision Making [Cool Infographic]

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Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
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Dr. Amarendra holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School in France; a Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris; and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his Master's Degree In Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States. Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a macro-economist and visiting professor at Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

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